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Crafternoon in Aid of Mind – Learn to make your own customised canvas tote bag

How to make your own customised canvas tote bag

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The Crafternoon raised £75 for Mind

What you need:

  • 1m x 0.5m of calico – I bought mine from http://threadmill.co.uk/
  • 2m x 25mm cotton webbing tape
  • Natural thread
  • Fabric paints to decorate
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1m x 0.5m calico folded in half
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With the wrong sides together, sew seams down both sides, 5mm from the edge
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Press your seams open, then turn your bag inside out and press the seam flat.
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Then stitch down each side, 7mm from the edge. This will enclose the first seam you made, neatly creating French Seams
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Press your bag and fold 1cm in from the top to the inside of your bag and press.
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Pin and stitch your webbing tape to the inside of the top of the bag attaching the straps 13cms from the side seams. Stitch both the top and bottom of the webbing.
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Turn your back the right way round, press your seams and you are ready to decorate
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The Finished Articles
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Crafternooners with their bags
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Crafternooners with their bags
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Man Bag
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Shop till u drop bag
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All the completed bags

 

 

 

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